This is a lovely and easy bread to make when you are short on time but want that nice yeasty flavor. The texture is not quite like a kneaded bread, but it tastes great. It's just a little heavier-- sort of a cross between a kneaded bread and a quick bread.This is what it looked like when I turned it out of the casserole dish.
2 cups warm water
2 packages yeast
2 1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. softened butter or margarine
1/3 cup dry milk powder
4 1/2 cups unsifted flour
What to Do
Measure the warm water into a large, warmed bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top and stir till dissolved. Stir in sugar, salt, dry milk, butter and half the flour. Beat with an electric mixer till smooth. Stir in remaining flour. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 45 minutes or till more than doubled. Stir batter down and beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Turn into a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or till done.
We are about to eat this with a bowl of homemade chicken soup. :-) It also makes nice toast or sandwiches after it has set for a day.